Seeking Nominations for the Warren M. Christopher Award
The International Law and Immigration Section (ILS) is seeking nominations for the 2022 Warren M. Christopher Award. The Award is presented annually by ILS for distinguished service in the promotion of the rule of law internationally or for significant achievement in the practice of international law. Get started here! Deadline to submit a nomination is May 9, 2022. Click here for the list of past awardees.
Message from the Chair
Statement Regarding the Situation in Ukraine
March 1, 2022
The International Law and Immigration Section of the California Lawyers Association strongly condemns the Russian invasion and occupation of Ukraine, an independent, sovereign State and member of the United Nations. The rule of law–not the use of force–must guide the relations between and among States in today’s world and commits them to peacefully resolve their disputes. Russia’s unprovoked invasion violates this global order established under the U.N. Charter prohibiting the use of force by one State against the political independence of another. Its brazen, threatened use of nuclear forces is dangerous and unwarranted under a variety of arms control treaties, and the resulting humanitarian crisis raises prospects, being investigated by the International Criminal Court, that crimes against humanity are being committed. The Section urges all member States of the United Nations to support a free and independent Ukraine.
This program highlights how export controls are playing a major role in the current state of global affairs and how to maintain compliance in this environment.
ILS, in collaboration with the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA), is hosting a virtual networking mixer on June 1, 2022 at 5 p.m.
This webinar is intended as an introduction to the basics of Immigration Law for new attorneys and those new practicing Immigration.